Talking this week with Poker Pro Chris Sparks on everything from game strategy to deciphering A.I. capabilities and catching bots. With Founder, CEO, and Performance Coach of The Forcing Function we’re taking it back to the beginning where we dive in with Chris about an interesting online alias “GoMuckYourself”, grabbing seats at poker tables in […]
Category: Off Topic
What The Heck is r/wsb…and Why Does it Matter?
It’s amazing how fast it takes a meme to hit terminal velocity these days. Witness Bernie going from folding chair to most photoshopped human ever: But the real meme across FintTwit these days isn’t Bernie. It’s Bernie’s army (of investors) YOLO’ing very real money to drastic effect on the markets. Just like that, there’s a […]
Expect the Expected and Control the Controllable with Russ Rausch of Vision Pursue on The Derivative
We’re leaving the fire of hedge funds and jumping headfirst into the frying pan of……performance mindset? Yep, from pro athletes to pro traders, everyone needs a performance mindset, and today’s guest founded his firm to help get those who need to perform, ready to perform. Russ Rausch (former Trading Technologies/Emil Van Essen exec) refocused his […]
Chocolate Season Has Arrived
It’s the season of everything chocolate-based, star-shaped, and festively decorated. Yes, we’re verbatim describing the counter that sits in the entryway of the RCM office this December and every December in recent memory. We LOVE that our friends support the cocoa farmers (we know they’ve had a tough year) and never want to diminish that. […]
The Definitive List of the Best Investing Movies
We love movies…so much so that we’ve been known to tweet out asking to bring back movie futures, compared the 60/40 portfolio to Top Gun, and put out the greatest infographic of all time aligning 20 investments with Star War characters. Movies have the innate ability of breaking down barriers and making almost any subject […]
Meb Faber’s Killer Podcast List
We list Meb Faber and his blog at www.mebfaber.com amongst our ‘required reading’ list of books and blogs, and had the opportunity to sit with him and a few members of his unofficial fan club in Chicago last week during the Morningstar Investment Conference. The unofficial Chicago @MebFaber fan club – vol, asset allocation, dividends […]
Alternative Links: Stocks Get Lift From Earnings as Traders Await Feds
U.S. equities climbed after the latest batch of corporate earnings bolstered confidence in the economy as investors awaited the Federal Reserve rate decision and any developments on trade. Stocks Get Lift From Earnings as Traders Await Fed: Markets Wrap (Bloomberg) It’s every trader’s fantasy – being the only one to see a bear market […]
The top 10 posts in 2018
This might be a humble brag, but 2018 was a great year for our Attain Alternatives blog. Content was pushed out covering non-correlation, backwardation, the world cup and the crazy year for managed futures. We put together the top 10 blogs of 2018 — based on the number of reads. If you haven’t already, take […]
The best and worst futures markets in 2018.
With 2018 coming to a close, we’d once again like to take a look at the best and worst of this year’s futures markets. Using the year to date tab over on finviz on the last day of the year lets us see the 2018 performance of 48 futures markets: What we noticed: VIX […]
What happens when 5 financial gurus walk into the CME?
Have you heard the one about the quant, Ag trader, crypto champion, portfolio manager, and day trader walking into the CME? Neither had we. So we sent RCM’s Jeff Malec over to participate in the Opalesque 2018 Chicago Roundtable to cover topics ranging from payment for order flow, pseudo-liquidity, the risk in equity portfolios, whether […]